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U.S. Department of Agriculture

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  • Airports try to keep pace with influx of animals on property

    MILWAUKEE Wings and tails are crucial parts of most aircraft, but also can be major hazards when they happen to be made of feathers or fur. Airplanes colliding with animals ranging from white-tailed deer to birds of every shape and size are a constant...
  • Drought triggers Southern California tumbleweed infestation

    Drought triggers Southern California tumbleweed infestation
    Three years of drought have triggered an infestation of tumbleweeds across Southern California, raising the risk of wildfires, especially in the foothill areas. "The Los Angeles basin is facing a tumbleweed problem that hasn't happened in quite some...
  • Food stamp error rate declined as rolls grew

    WASHINGTON Despite a recession-fueled expansion in food stamp rolls, the percentage of Americans mistakenly receiving too much or too little under the program is at an all-time low. In 37 states, error rates fell between fiscal year 2008 (the recession...
  • Kick up your fiber quotient to ward off disease, obesity

    Kick up your fiber quotient to ward off disease, obesity
    Dietary fiber has long been touted for its digestive benefits, but the scientific research is booming on fiber's ability to boost immune health and reduce risk of obesity, type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease and certain cancers. Wendy Dahl, Ph.D.,...
  • Signs of progress?

    Aside from folks who work or live there, and others who have occasion to visit King-Lincoln Park, few residents are likely to travel down Jefferson Avenue to its terminus at the southern end of Newport News. To get there requires a journey through some of...
  • Cooperative extensions reinvent themselves for the 21st century

    For most of the past 15 years, Seth Wilner was the go-to guy for any and all questions about growing plants and animals in Sullivan County, N.H. "Used to be, someone in my county called up and said, 'I have a llama and two goats, can you come out and...
  • Citrus disease, development claiming local groves

    Citrus disease, development claiming local groves
    Uncle Sam is providing more money to fight the devastating citrus greening, but it may be too late for many South Florida groves. Some 26 citrus groves operated in Palm Beach County and 16 in Broward, growing oranges, grapefruit, lemons, limes,...
  • Sunrise extends deadline on its existing pet shops

    While new pet shops in Sunrise can no longer sell dogs and cats from commercially licensed breeders, the city has extended the deadline for pet shops already in business prior to the ban taking place. In April, city commissioners unanimously agreed to...
  • USDA grants approval to Dow's Enlist GMO corn and soybeans

    (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Agriculture on Wednesday gave final approval to new genetically modified corn and soybeans developed by Dow AgroSciences that, while heavily criticized by environmentalists and some farmers, are portrayed by Dow as an...
  • More states enforce food stamp work requirements

    WASHINGTON In the coming months, food stamp work requirements suspended during the Great Recession will be reinstated in at least 17 states, jeopardizing benefits for hundreds of thousands of Americans. In those states, work requirements will be back...
  • Bees at the Brink: Fields of green are a desert for bees

    MINNEAPOLIS Mac Ehrhardt often feels like he has one leg on either side of a barbed-wire fence. On one side stand the farmers who have bought seed from his family's business for three generations, and who rely religiously on insecticides to protect their...